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Dassel-Cokato School Board to meet Monday, Aug. 10

DASSEL-COKATO – The Dassel-Cokato Board of Education is slated to meet for its standard special meeting Monday, Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. in the board room at the high school.

Agenda items include taking action on fall coaching personnel, and a discussion about learning plans for the school year.

The district announced yesterday, Aug. 6, that it will return to school Tuesday, September 8, using the in-person model.  The in-person model brings students and staff back into the school buildings for their school days.

Dassel-Cokato Schools select on time, in-person start of school

Following a meeting with the Minnesota Department of Health this morning, the administration of Dassel-Cokato Schools announced the intention to start school on time, in-person this fall.

The announcement read:


DC Schools release fall planning survey

DASSEL-COKATO – Dassel-Cokato Schools Communication Coordinator Abigail Lang recently announced the district has released a survey to solicit district-enrolled families’ opinions about the upcoming school year.
The survey asks for their input regarding the three potential learning day scenarios, transportation, and food services.
Families are asked to log into their family accounts in CAMPUS to complete the fall planning survey by 2 p.m., Monday, July 20.
CAMPUS accounts are available through the district’s website at Those who do not know their family’s login information may call 320-286-4100 ext. 1884, or email

Dassel-Cokato Schools to survey district families about potential school scenarios

DASSEL-COKATO – Families in the Dassel-Cokato School District will receive a survey to assess their feelings about potential distance learning scenarios.  The survey will be sent through the district’s Campus system Tuesday, July 14, and will be open for one week.

Governor Tim Walz is expected to make a decision about how students will return to school this fall at the end of the month. In the meanwhile, the Minnesota Department of Education directed school districts to plan for three possible scenarios: in-person learning, a hybrid model, and distance learning. The expectation is for schools to have these plans ready to implement at any given time throughout the school year.

Part of the planning for these scenarios includes taking into account busing and possibly having to reduce the total number of students on a bus each morning and afternoon. Serving breakfasts, lunches, and snacks may look different because of health and safety requirements. District staff needs to make sure they continue to understand the technology capabilities and needs of students and families.
The survey will be sent through the district’s Campus system Tuesday, July 14, and will be open for one week. For help accessing a school account, email, or call 320-286-4100 ext. 1884.

DC Community Ed offers Eureka Engineering

DASSEL-COKATO – Dassel-Cokato Schools is offering Eureka Engineering for students who have completed grades 5 through 8 during 2019-2020.

Eureka Engineering teaches core skills of robotics and other STEM areas by having students use LEGO Mindstorm kits.

The course takes place Monday, July 20 through Wednesday, July 22 at the DC Middle School Commons.

Registration is available via the district’s website, at, or by calling 320-286-4120.

DC Cheer Team season to start Monday, June 22

DC SCHOOLS – The Dassel-Cokato Cheer Team’s season will begin Monday, June 22.

The team is open to anyone who attends Dassel-Cokato Middle School or High School who is entering grades 7 through 12. Home-schooled students within the district boundaries are also eligible to be on the team.

No experience is needed to join. Coaches use the summer to get the girls ready for fall football season and the competitive winter season.

The cheer team supports the DC football team at games, and travels around the state in the winter to compete against other cheer programs. The DC Cheer Team has enjoyed success over the past four seasons, beating teams from larger schools.

Coach Justin Larson may be reached at JULAR@ME.COM. Those interested may also message the DC Cheer Team’s Facebook page.

To register for the program, follow this link:…/class_id/7925/public/1/sp/